Granard in County Longford was the home of Kitty Kiernan. She was a girlfriend of Michael Collins. "Black 47" as the Great Famine is sometimes called had its effects on Granard. It is a thriving market town located on the busy North/South Route (N55). Itis a typical Irish market town with a market house and butter markets. Its most distinguishing feature is its Motte, reputed to be the highest motte in Ireland. On the summit of the motte stands a large statue of Saint Patrick. A charter was granted to Granard in 1678, along with the privilege of returning 2 members to the Irish Parliament. In 1315, Edward Bruce, who was refused quarters by O Farrell, sacked and burnt the town. During the War of Independence, Granard was the scene of many engagements.

 Activities in Granard

Pitch And Put
Granard Pitch And Putt Club


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